Jump to content

 

Photo

brouilleur


  • Please log in to reply
73 replies to this topic

#31 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:54 PM

Maybe it is placebo, but the room temp (68F) water on dripper seemed to make an extra thick louche, compared to the fountain.

#32 crow

crow

    There's a fly in my potatoes.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 875 posts

Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

Today I bought a cone-shaped plastic measuring cup with a wide round base-- sort of like the shape of one of those v-shaped beer glasses (pilsner?). The round base is big enough to fit nicely on the top of my absinthe glasses. I used a very narrow drill bit to drill a hole through the base. Works beautifully as a brouilleur, but even though I used one of the smallest drill bits I have, it still drips a bit faster than I would like. I was going for a really really slow drip. Will be easy to plug up with a toothpick, but I might try to use a match to melt the plastic and gunk up the hole a bit.
"Vivir con miedo, es como vivir a medias!" ("A life lived in fear is a life half lived.") --Frangipani della Squeegeemop

#33 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:29 PM

I used a kitchen knife, and bored in until I could barely see a bit of steel peeking through. A quick melt, and a repoke with a knife, might work fine.

#34 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:52 PM

Jesus, you'd think Joe's louche is really thick or something...

:dev-cheers:


That's what sh...

Nevermind. :paperbag3:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#35 crow

crow

    There's a fly in my potatoes.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 875 posts

Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:35 AM

A quick melt, and a repoke with a knife, might work fine.


It worked! A few hot matches and a re-adjust with a push-pin to make sure the drip was straight. Wonderful!
"Vivir con miedo, es como vivir a medias!" ("A life lived in fear is a life half lived.") --Frangipani della Squeegeemop

#36 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:03 AM

Lucid has a video on FB about a Lucid Balancier, being demoed by Ted. Don't know who to link to FB videos.

#37 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

They say it will be for sale on their webstore soon. Not as elegant as the silver (Ag) ones, but hopefully a lot more affordable.

#38 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

Lucid Balacier (SeeSaw Dripper), $29
Posted Image

#39 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:39 AM

Looks like a refugee from Star Scorched Buxxx™.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#40 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Looks like I can actually buy it too. Not all of us have the scratch for the Sterling Silver one.

Any accessory that is more expensive than a bottle of good absinthe, is out of the question, since I would rather have the booze. That is how my small mind thinks. :)

Edited by Miguel, 17 January 2012 - 11:43 AM.


#41 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Not all of us have the scratch for the Sterling Silver one.


I don't even own one, simply because it seems a bit superfluous to me.

However, if I did choose to buy one, I'd probably go the long green on a silver version, preferably executed by Kirk.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#42 crow

crow

    There's a fly in my potatoes.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 875 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

Any accessory that is more expensive than a bottle of good absinthe, is out of the question, since I would rather have the booze. That is how my small mind thinks. :)


I agree completely. I guess small minds think alike.
"Vivir con miedo, es como vivir a medias!" ("A life lived in fear is a life half lived.") --Frangipani della Squeegeemop

#43 Maredudd

Maredudd

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 88 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

I bought a vodka infusion jar, that works very well as a cheap $38 absinthe fountain.


I picked up an apothecary jar at World Market for $39 and it works wonderfully! I can regulate the drip down really low so I don't really need a separate dripper. I do however want to replace the plastic spigot with a metal one but that should be no problem when I get around to it
- The question isn't if you CAN do it . . .
- The question is should you . . .

#44 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

Not all of us have the scratch for the Sterling Silver one.


I don't even own one, simply because it seems a bit superfluous to me.

However, if I did choose to buy one, I'd probably go the long green on a silver version, preferably executed by Kirk.

As long as we are having wet dreams, I'd like a see saw dripper and elephant grille combo.

Edited by Miguel, 17 January 2012 - 03:54 PM.


#45 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

Why not just go for the cane, and be done with it? :laugh:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#46 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:57 PM

It needs a dripper, and a bullet proof vest to protect me from my wife for spending $7K on a cane. :laugh:

#47 billnchristy

billnchristy

    Member

  • Bronze Member
  • 350 posts

Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

I just made one by drilling a hole in the lid of a crappy thermos work gave us one year for Christmas. It is one of those metal battleship gun round looking jobs and anything you put in it tastes like Chinese aluminum.

The lid is insulated though so no bad flavors come out that I could tell (drinking water, I am on the clock right now...haha).

It took about 40 seconds to drip 4oz and if I put a tea sack in there (self fillable teabag) it looked like it would take about a week to ten days.

:thumbup:

Posted Image

#48 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

Nice! :cheers:

#49 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

Creative! :pirate:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#50 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,177 posts

Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Well done!
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#51 LeRoy

LeRoy

    Shifty eyes

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,847 posts

Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Nice!

"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight"
HP Lovecraft


http://yourinspirationathome.com.au


#52 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

Lame attempt at posting video. Attempt #1

Edit link removed, onacuz nothing happened.

Edited by Miguel, 13 February 2012 - 05:53 PM.


#53 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

Yup, that was aptly described. :thumbup:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#54 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

Lame attempt at posting video. Attempt #1[/url]



Just go to my FB page for the mean time. :(

I should leave such things to Ted. :laf:

Attempt #3

Edit: Link sucked three

Edited by Miguel, 13 February 2012 - 05:54 PM.


#55 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

last try:
Attempt #4

#56 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,630 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

:yahoo:

Btw, that's some high quality video! :laf:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#57 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Wwith me at the helm, I'm just lucky it is a video. The cam is high quality. The operator... :laugh:

#58 Père Ubu

Père Ubu

    Veni Vidi Bibit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,572 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

BTw, the resulting louche was gorgeous. And my daughter loved to watch it work. But then again, Ted's stuff usually louches up very nice.

#59 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,177 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Nice piece of equipment. You ought to attend a couple more events. There are some very talented folks that come up with fun tools to accomplish the same thing no matter the distiller.
The music was just right for the video as well. ;)
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#60 thegreenimp

thegreenimp

    Obsessed Herbsaint Collector

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,034 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

There's always the TXLF™ dripper, a plastic cup with a thumbtack hole in the bottom.
At the close of the day drink an Herbsaint Frappé,...Legendre Herbsaint, always served when absinthe is called for.
The History of Legendre Herbsaint


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright © 2014 The Wormwood Society Absinthe Association